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No Caption Two-Alarm Fire in Condominium Building

WatchDesk, December 02

At 4:04 PM, our department and first-alarm mutual aid companies were alerted for a building fire in the Westridge complex off of Mowere Road and Township Line Road. Flames were reported coming from the roof and rear of the building.

Chief 65 went enroute and could see a column of black smoke in the sky prompting an immediate request for a Working Fire Dispatch. Chief 65 arrived on location to find ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Evening Crash on Route 113 Inter-County Bridge

WatchDesk, November 30

At 5:53 PM, our department and Freedom Valley Medical Rescue were dispatched for a vehicle crash on the Black Rock Road (Route 113) Bridge over the Schuylkill River.

Chief, Engine 65-2, Rescue, Squad and Fire Police responded on the assignment. Based upon additional information from witnesses at the scene, the assignment was upgraded to a crash with entrapment, adding a MICU from West End Fire Company ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Morning Cooking Fire Downtown

WatchDesk, November 18

At 8:16 AM, our department and first-alarm mutual aid companies were alerted for a building fire in the 200 block of Bridge Street. Smoke was reported coming from the first floor of the building.

Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from a three-story mixed-use building. Firefighters deployed a hose line and had to force entry into the business. After making entry, firefighters determined the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vehicle Rescue Training

PIO, November 15

Last night, firefighters participated in vehicle rescue training for weekly drill. Vehicle rescue generally consists of extricating one or more persons who are confined or trapped inside, against or under a vehicle.

This session was an opportunity for our senior personnel to practice their skills, and for our new members their first opportunity to operate the Jaws of Life and other rescue tools.

Thank ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Small Fire along the Schuylkill River

WatchDesk, November 14

At 11:53 AM, our department was alerted for a brush fire along the Schuylkill River, in the area of Bridge Street. Firefighters arrived to find brush and a campsite area on fire where the French Creek empties into the river. Firefighters stretched a hose line to the area and extinguished the fire.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Joint Water Rescue Training on the Schuylkill

PIO, October 20

Last night, we participated in a joint training drill of the Upper Providence Township Water Rescue Task-Force. This group was formed a couple years ago to enhance the readiness and efficiency of water rescue teams in the area.

The teams were tasked with locating a total of 18 victims. One of the scenarios involved locating, stabilizing and removing a live victim with an impalement injury. In addition ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo credit: Brad Dobry
Photo credit: Brad Dobry

Afternoon Fire in House Under Construction

WatchDesk, October 19

At 1:23 PM, our department and first-alarm mutual aid companies were alerted for a townhome fire in the Steelpointe development. Flames were reported coming from a house under construction.

Chief 65 arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the end unit of a three-story, five-unit stacked townhome building. The building was still under construction however a fire sprinkler system was activated. Firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Multi-Vehicle Crash on Nutt Road

WatchDesk, October 16

At 5 PM, our department and Trappe EMS of Phoenixville were alerted for a multi-vehicle crash on Nutt Road at Mason Street. Rescue and Deputy 65 responded on the assignment. Based upon additional information from a witness, the assignment was upgraded to a crash with entrapment.

Rescue 65 arrived to find a three-vehicle crash with no entrapment. One occupant with minor injuries was transported to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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